Middle Eastern Recipes


Sumac Chicken – Roasted over Onions and Pita Bread

Sumac Chicken – Roasted over Onions and Pita Bread

This recipe for sumac-dusted roast chicken is not only easy to prepare, but is also an excellent introduction to the spice called sumac, and by extension, the charming simplicity of Lebanese cookery. The purple-maroon spice is used extensively in this cuisine; canisters of ground sumac take the place of ground pepper in most Lebanese restaurants [...]

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Baba Ghanoush – Eggplant and Tahini Dip

Baba Ghanoush – Eggplant and Tahini Dip

Whenever pita bread is puffing up in my oven, a bowl of baba ghanoush glazed with olive oil is surely waiting nearby. In this classic Middle Eastern appetizer, roasted eggplants are mashed and flavored with tahini, a sesame seed paste equally useful in Asian cookery, particularly in Japanese Cuisine, where it can be used in [...]

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Whole Wheat Pita Bread – How to Get Pockets

Whole Wheat Pita Bread – How to Get Pockets

When trying out a new recipe, do you sometimes get the feeling that it’s just not going to work? Finding out towards the end of cooking can be frustrating but luckily, the warning signs for this country-style whole wheat pita bread were obvious early in the process. While kneading by hand, the dough basically refused [...]

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